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Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, where he is assigned to build a bridge for the local villagers with American-As-Apple-Pie WSU Grad Tom Tuttle and the beautiful and down-to earth Beth Wexler.

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  1. David Isaacs


  2. Ken Levine


  3. Keith Critchlow


  4. Nicholas Meyer


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  1. Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks

    Lawrence Whatley Bourne III

  2. John Candy

    John Candy

    Tom Tuttle

  3. Rita Wilson

    Rita Wilson

    Beth Wexler

  4. Tim Thomerson

    Tim Thomerson

    John Reynolds

  5. Gedde Watanabe

    Gedde Watanabe

    At Toon

  6. George Plimpton

    George Plimpton

    Lawrence Bourne Jr.

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • August 16, 1985
    R, Theatrical



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